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10 Oct 2017

As ‘brilliant’ as HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey, as ‘malign’ as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy or as ‘dumb’ as Dum-E in Iron Man – asking around about robots which invest your money in financial instruments (securities) may evoke extreme responses. In reality, there is no single ‘investment robot algorithm’.

Automated investment advisory, or management software tools (robo-advisors) differ considerably in terms of key configurations.

02 Oct 2017

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (the “GDPR”) will apply as of May 25th 2018 directly in all Member States of the EU.

29 Sep 2017

On September 29th, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published a further update of its Questions and Answers (“Q&A”) on Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (the “Market Abuse Regulation”) to include a new question and answer in Section 5.

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24 Nov 2017

Article 30 of the Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (the 4th AML Directive) creates transparency obligations for corporate and other legal entities to create and maintain an up-to-date register of beneficial owners with a determined set of information. It also triggers the obligation to create a register of beneficial owners which information will be made available to competent authorities as well as to the public under certain conditions.

16 Nov 2017

An ICO is an unregulated and innovative way of public fund raising, by selling coins or tokens. By launching an ICO, a company (the Issuer) (startup and/or fintech company) or an individual, issue coins or tokens for sale in exchange of virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin. Sometimes, ICOs may as well involve traditional currencies. The aim of launching an ICO is to circumvent traditional rigorous and regulated capital-raising process, by allowing Issuers to raise money in a fast manner and start rapidly their activities.

20 Oct 2017

This newsletter is intended as a general discussion of the following topics: AML, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Investment Management, IP/IT and Tax.

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Latest Brochures

18 Apr 2017
This leaflet presents a focus on the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) , a new and flexible alternative investment vehicle approved by the Law of 23 July 2016, which entered into force on 31 August 2016 (the RAIF Law). The RAIF Law creates a new type of unregulated fund which has many of...
14 Feb 2017
This leaflet introduces our Investment Management practice including an overview of our recent fund highlights. Our team has a strong and well-established expertise in all areas of investment funds law. At a time of increasing and changing regulation, we ensure the success of our clients’...
01 Feb 2017
This brochure contains a general description of Bonn Steichen & Partners, its main practices and lawyers. Bonn Steichen & Partners is a full service Luxembourg law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal services. With in excess of 70 professionals we offer a wealth of...